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Championships
Bloomington Hearts Tny '13, '14
USSSA Women's World Series: '08, '09', '11
USSSA Women's Illinois State: '08, '09, '10, '11, '12, '14
John Radtke Memorial: '09, '10, '12
NSA Womens World Series: '13, '14
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Six Year Record
Overall 2008 thru 2015: W-189   L-41
USSSA Tournament Record: W-128  L-21
2013 Season: W-24  L-5
2014 Season: W-25  L-7
2015 Season: W-11  L-4
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USSSA Womens World Series National Championship
Second Place
July 24-26, 2015
Aurora, IL
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Back Row: Carolyn Wilmes - Amber Logemann - Nicole Pihl - Morgan Maize - Mary Connolly - Jordan de los Reyes - Jhavon Hamilton
Front Row: Kaitlyn Ranieri - Jorji Calombaris - Maddy Feeney - Jenna Marsalli - Sabrina Kuchta - Kasey Gibson
Not shown : Amanda Mener
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On The Run
Former IL State star Jhavon Hamilton explodes into 2nd Base eventually coming around to score the winning run as the Slammers beat the Bloomington Angels 2-1 to advance into semi-final game vs Hooters.
 
 

 

Remaining Tournaments 2015

. August 1-2____NSA Womens World Series____East Peoria, IL
 
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Earlier Tournament Results 2015 
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Hearts Invitational
Normal IL
June 6-7, 2015
*W-2  L-1
* Sunday Bracket Play Games Rained Out

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12:00 PM Field 1 - Indiana Slammers vs St Louis Saints (B).................. W 11 -5 WP: Logemann
4:00 PM Field 2 - Indiana Slammers vs East Peoria Lady Rage (B)........... W 11-1 WP: Wilmes
6:00 PM Field 2 - Indiana Slammers vs Lady Angels (B) .............L 3-1 LP: Wilmes
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Box Scores - Pitching and Hitting Reports
Username: slammers - PW: teamstats
Game Type For Hearts Tny: "League"
Game Type for IL State Aurora: "Non-League" 

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Taylor Carter- East TN State '17
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L-R: Amber Logemann - Jenna Marsalli - Kim Sullivan - Taylor Carter - Riley Strandgard - Caitlyn Daly - Carolyn Wilmes- Rachel Houck - Jordan de los Reyes
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Taylor Carter (E TN State '17)  greeted by team after hitting first of 3 Slammer HRs in our 2nd pool game against the Rage. Jordan de los Reyes (IL State '17) later hit a 3 run blast followed by another long HR by Jenna Marsalli.(UIC '14). Unfortunately storms washed out Sunday bracket play just as the Slammers were in excellent
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Amber Logemann - Miami U of Ohio '16
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Amber struck out 9 and picked up a complete game victory as the Slammers began the 2015 season with an 11-5 win over the St Louis Saints
 
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Carolyn Wilmes - Ball State Univ '18
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In her first start as a Slammer Carolyn also picked up a complete game victory as the Slammers defeated Rage 11-1. Unfortunately severe thunderstorms moved into Normal on Sunday and the tournament could not be completed.
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         __2nd Tournament 2015__ 

   USSSA IL STATE
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USSSA IL Womens State Tournament
Aurora, IL
June 20-21, 2015
W-4   L-1
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Top: Rachel Houck - Kasey Gibson - Jenna Marsalli - Mary Connolly - Riley Strandgard - Amber Logemann - Kaitlyn Daly
Middle: Jhavon Hamilton - Kelsey Marlow - Kaitlyn Ranieri - Jordan de los Reyes
Front: Jackie Kisman -  Jorgi Calombaris
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Hitting Stats IL State Tny
Team Batting: .313
J Marsalli  .600 (6/10), 3 RBI   K Gibson .455 (5/11)   J Kisman .455 (5/11)   R Houch .400 (4/10)  HR - 2B (2)   K Ranieri  .333 (3/9) - 2B   J. de los Reyes  .300 (3/10) - HR(2) - 5 RBI
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Pitching
Staff ERA: 0.70
Connolly: W-1  L-0, IP 10, ERA 0.70
Logemann: W-3  L-1, IP 20, SO 34, ERA 0.70
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Mary Connolly (DePaul '15)
W-1  L-0   10 IP - 0.7 ERA
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Amber Logemann (Miami of OH '16) 
W-3  L-1    20 IP - 0.7 ERA - 34 K
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The 3 Amigos 

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.Earlier News 2015
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Sammy Marshall and Miranda Elish
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6/4/15 - The Slammers want to congratulate both Sammy Marshall (W IL Univ) and Miranda Elish (Crown Pt HS). Sammy just signed a contract with the NPF Chicago Bandits and Miranda (Crown Pt HS) has been named Gatorade Player of the year. Both wore  Slammer uniforms in last year's exhibition game against the Bandits. With one year left in her HS career Miranda has verbally committed to play her college career at the University of Oregon.
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. Former Slammers Play in Bandits Final Preseason Game
Bandits 17 Rebellion 5
Pitching: Kirsten Verdun - 3B Natalie Hernandez - SS Sammy Marshall - CF Kelsi Jones
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Jones Signs With NPF Chicago Bandits

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Whitney Arion and Kelsi Jones Both Sign Pro Contracts.
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Top: Nicole Pihl - Mallory Goulding - Mary Connolly - Jenna Marsalli - Jhavon Hamilton - Katie McKay - Alex Wyss
Bottom: Melissa Priesh - Whitney Arion - Rachel Houck - Kelsi Jones - Jackie Kisman - Jordan de los Reyes 
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USSSA Women's Illinois State  
Six Time Champions
'08, '09, '10, '11, '12, '14
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Indiana Slammers To Be Inducted Into The Illinois USSSA "Hall of Honor"
Illinois USSSA announced that the Slammers will be inducted into the USSSA "HALL of HONOR" on November 7, 2015. The Slammers are the very first Fastpitch team to be honored with this prestigous USSSA award in the state of Illinois. The awards banquet will be held in Rockford Illinois. All past and present Slammers team members and their families will be invited to attend. Each team member will receive a individual plaque from USSSA as a member of the USSSA "Hall of Honor". The Slammers overall USSSA win/loss record since 2008 is 119-18. We have captured the USSSA Illinois State Women's Fastpitch title in 2008, '09, '10, '11, '12 and '14. We won the USSSA Womens World Series in '08, '09, and '11, were the runner-up in '12 and '14, and finished 3rd in '10 and '13.  
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Staff Announcement
 
We are elated to announce that UIC graduate, veteran Slammer and All Horizon League infielder Jenna Marsalli will assume Co-Head Coaching duties helping Bob run the 2015 Slammers. In the dual role as player/coach she succeeds the awesome Casey Clutch/ Creakbaum who was the backbone and spirit of the Slammers for many years until finally hanging up her spikes to raise a family and run her own very successfull softball academy, Clutch Atheltic Performance in Indianapolis.Welcome Jenna! Just like Casey, Jenna exemplifies the best in women's softball and will be of enormous help to the team as a player/coach when head into the 2015 tournament season.
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.*NCAA Regional Updates and Post Season Honors
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Kaitlyn Ranieri - Valpo Crusaders
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Shawna Sadler - WKU
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Kelsi Jones - Louisville
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5/16/15 Columbia, MO - All ACC First Team Selection Kelsi Jones homers in her final college plate appearance, but Louisville loses 2-1 in 8 innings to Indiana State in Columbia Regional elimination game. Louisville ends the season 30-19 with Jones leading the Cards in BA at .362, R (37), hits (52), 2B (17) and SB (12-14)
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Jordan de los Reyes - IL State University
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Riley Strandgard - IL State University
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Mary Connolly - DePaul
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Amber Logemann - Miami Univ of Ohio
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6/2/15 Cleveland, OH - Amber Logemann Named Academic ALL-MAC

 

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 3/23/15 Louisville, KY - Kelsi Jones Named ACC Player of the Week
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4/20/15 Valparaiso, IN - Valpo's Kaitlyn Raineri tops squad with .402 avg while also leading the team in hits, doubles, HRs and RBI's
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Genesis by Jorma Kaukonen


MOTHERS DAY STORY
Claire Elizabeth Furlong
5/9/15 - Congratulations to Liz and Zach Furlong with the birth of Claire Elizabeth Furlong on 5-5-15. University of Iowa Hall of Famer Liz Watkins was a joy to be around during her 4 great seasons wearing a Slammer uniform. We are all thrilled for Liz and Zach!
 
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The Slammers Lose a Friend
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" It is with great sadness I learned of the passing of a very good friend of mine, Jim Kresl, who suddenly passed away on Thursday, March 27th. Jim was a walking encyclopedia on the subject of softball and he was a mentor to many girls who played the game. Jim has played a huge roll in the success of the Slammers for a number of years and his efforts cannot be replaced. Jim and I shared the same passion for the sport of softball and out of that friendship grew a friendship that I was truly blessed to be a part of. We will miss you my friend, God bless you and our sincerest and deepest condolances to your wonderful family."
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Bob Zivic
 

 

 

Slammers Welcome New Players For 2015 Season

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Kimmy Sullivan - Notre Dame University
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The Slammers are extremely happy to welcome Kimmy Sullivan to our roster this summer. Kimmy is from Greenwood Indiana and is a sophomore at the University of Notre Dame. During her freshman season for the Irish, Kimmy was NFCA Division 1 All-America Scholar-Athlete...ACC Academic Honor Roll...batted .222 with two doubles, five RBI and five runs scored in only 27 at bats over 21 games with six starts.This season Kimmy is hitting .250 for the Irish. She graduated from Center Grove High School...member of four consecutive Metro Interscholastic Conference championship teams...led the Trojans with a.611 batting average as a senior, finishing the year as a first team all-state selection and being named to the Indianapolis Star Super Team...produced 44 hits, seven doubles, one triple, nine home runs, 38 RBI, a .688 on base percentage, a 1.111 slugging percentage and 32 runs scored in just 23 games...set Center Grove career home run record with 23 in four seasons. We are looking forward to getting Kimmy in a Slammers uniform. Welcome Kimmy!
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Kelsey Marlow - Western IL University
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The Slammers are proud to welcome Kelsey Marlow to our 2015 roster. Kelsey's is from Terre Haute, Ind and she is currently completing her freshman softball season at Western Illinois University. Kelsey was named offensive MVP her freshman and senior season...Named defensive MVP her freshman and sophomore year...four-time All-District selection...three-time All-Conference...Third Team All-state in 2014...Miss Softball of Wabash Valley in 2014...set school's single season and career stolen base record...Hit .402 her senior season...Tallied 93 RBI's with a career .420 average. Kelsey is currently hitting .207 at Western and has played a very solid defense. We have no doubt that Kelsey will make an impact for the Slammers this summer. Welcome Kelsey!
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Kassie Brown - Indiana State University
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A big welcome to new Slammer Kassie Brown who will join us for the 2015 season. Kassie is a sophomore at Indiana State University. She completed her freshman season with the third highest batting average on her team (.398)...second on the team in stolen bases with 12...held a .398 on base percentage. Kassie is currently hitting .351 this season. She has great speed and plays a excelent middle infield. Kassie is from Mt. Zion Illinois and graduated from Mt. Zion High School. She is a three-year letter winner at Mt Zion...Named All Conference, All State, All Region and 2nd team All American...Named MVP all three seasons and Macon County Player of the Year...Holds single season records for At Bats, Runs Scored, Hits, Stolen Bases, assists, triples, On Base Percentage and Batting Average. Holds career records for Runs scored, Hits, Triples, Stolen Bases, On Base Percentage and Assists. Kassie is very talented on both offense and defense. She will play a huge roll in the success of the Slammers this summer. Welcome Kassie!
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Taylor Carter - East Tennessee State University
The Slammers are proud to add Taylor Carter to our 2015 roster. Taylor is a sophomore at East Tennessee State University. She completed her 2014 freshman season with a .270 batting avaerage...emerged as the team's No.1 starting pitcher, making a team best 23 starts on the mound, accruing a 3.68 ERA...Walking just 16 batters in 152 innings pitched, she finished second in the nation for fewest walks per seven innings (0.74)...Held opposing batters to a .296 batting average...tossed 15 complete games...At the plate Taylor drove in 29 runs and finished second on the team with seven homers. Taylor is from Brazil Indiana and graduating from Northview High School. Taylor will make an immediate impact to our roster. Welcome Taylor!
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Caitlyn Daly - Illinois State University
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The Slammers are excited to have Caitlyn Daly with us for the 2015 season. Caitlyn is a freshman for the Illinois State Cardinals and hails from Downers Grove Illinois. Caitlyn graduated from Downers Grove South High School...two-time all-conference selection...earned all-area as a junior after hitting .478 with seven home runs, 30 RBI and 38 runs scored. Caitlyn played summer ball for the Dirt Devils Elite where she completed the 2013 season with a .543 batting average. We expect see some good softball from Caitlyn this summer and expect her bat to be a huge asset to the team. Welcome Caitlyn!
 
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Nicole Steinbach - Ball State University
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The Slammers extend a big welcome to Nicole Steinbach who has now been added to our 2015 roster. Nicole is currently a junior pitcher for Ball State University of the Mid-American Conference (MAC). She was named the 2013 MAC Freshman of the Year...2013 & 2014 Second Team All-Mac...2013 MAC All-Freshman Team...2013 CollegSportsMadness.com MAC Freshman of the Year...2013CollegeSportsMadness.com MAC All-Conference First Team...Eight-Time Career MAC West Division Pitcher of the Week. Nicole is from Merrillville Indiana and graduated from Andrean High School where she helped Andrean capture the 2012 IHSAA Class 3A State Championship her senior season by posting a 25-2 record with a 0.47 ERA, 304 strikeouts and 15 shutouts. Andrean finished as state runner up's in 2009 & 2010. We expect to see some big innings from Nicole this summer and eagerly look forward to watching her take the mound. Welcome Nicole!
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Riley Strandgard - IL State University 

The Slammers are proud to announce the addition of Riley Strandgard to our 2015 roster. Riley is from Sherrard Illinois and is currently a freshman at Illinois State University. As a member of the Redbird softball team, Riley is currently leading the team with a .381 batting average, .667 slg% and .458 ob%. As a middle infielder, Riley has been superb by not committing a single error. Riley graduated from Sherrard High School where she was a three-year starter. During her high school career she was a two-time all-state selection...currently ranks 12th in IHSA history with 34 home runs...three time all-area and all-conference...Argus Dispatch All-Area Player of the Year in 2013...crushed 11 home runs and drove in 57 rbi...broke her own school record with 12 home runs as a junior in 2012...also hit .412 and recorded 49 RBI's...played youth summer ball for the Milan Aces who captured the 2013 USFA World Series and the NSA state title. Riley is a dynamic softball player who will add power to our lineup and a great glove to our defense. Welcome Riley!
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Marissa Gagliano - Radford University
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12/15/14 The Slammers extend a warm welcome to Marissa Gagliano who has now been added to our 2015 roster. Marissa is currently a freshman at Radford University. She is from Elgin Illinois and graduated with honors from Wheaton Academy where she had a stellar softball career. Marissa was the 2013 & 2014 Suburban Christian Conference (SCC) Player of the Year....Selected to 2013 Max Preps Small School All-American team...Two-time All-American selection by the National Christian School Association (NCSA), including first team in 2013...ICA Class 3A All-state honoree the past four seasons, including first-team as a senior (first in program history)...Four-time first-team all conference, along with all-area and all-Dupage county selections...2013-2014 Wheaton Female Athlete of the Year...Played summer ball for the Beverly Bandits...the Bandits are the 2013 PGF 16U National Champions and finished 3rd in the PGF 18U Nationals in 2014. Marissa is as good as they get on the field and with her bat. She will play a key role in our success and we are very fortunate to have her as a member of the Slammers. Welcome Marissa!
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Carolyn Wilmes - Ball State University
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  12/12/15 The Slammers are elated to have Carolyn Wilmes join us for our 2015 season. Carolyn is currently a freshman softball player at Ball State University. She is from Evansville Indiana and is a 2014 graduate at Mater Dei High School. Carolyn put up some huge numbers during her high school playing days. She received All-State honors her sophomore, junior and senior season...led the state of Indiana with 365 strikeouts her junior season....completed her junior season with a record of 26-2, 0.48 ERA with 365 strikeouts in 190 innings pitched....completed her sophomore season with a record of 18-6, 1.17 ERA and 240 strikeouts.
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 Carolyn was also named All-Conference in her sophomore, junior and senior seasons as well as All-Metro Player of the Year in her sophomore and junior seasons. She also received Academic All-City honors all four years. During Carolyn's four years at Mater Dei, they won city and conference all four years and were semi state finalists her junior season. We have no doubt that Carolyn will play a huge role in the success of the Slammers next summer and we are thrilled to have her as part of the Slammer organization. Welcome Carolyn!
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Amber Logemann - Miami University-Ohio
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12/11/15 The Slammers are thrilled to announce the addition of Amber Logemann to our 2015 roster. Amber is currently a Junior pitcher at the Miami University-Ohio. Amber is from Earlham Iowa and graduated from Earlham High School where she had a stellar prep career. She was a 4 year letter winner at Earlham and was named the 1A Pitcher of the Year in 2011 and 2012.
 
During her senior season Amber led the State of Iowa with a record of 29-2 along with a 0.26 era. Upon graduation from Earlham, Amber started her softball collegiate career at Kirkwood Community College. Amber completed her 2013 season at Kirkwood with a record of 25-3 and a .58 ERA, which led all of National Junior College athletic Association (NCJAA) Division II. She was named First-Team All-American by both NJCAA and the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) ....finished with 356 strikeouts in 180 innings.
 
Amber appeared in 28 games in 2014 for the Miami Redhawks making 24 starts. She finished the season with a record of 8-12 and a 3.30 ERA. Amber also lead the team with 126 strikeouts in 123 innings. Amber is a strikeout machine and we look forward to some big innings from her next summer. Welcome Amber!
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Jorgi Calombaris - Valparaiso, Univ.  
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The Slammers are very happy to announce the addition of Jorgi Calombaris as full time member of our 2015 roster. Jorgi is from Frankfort Illinois and is currently a Sophomore on the University of Valparaiso softball team. Jorgi is getting off to a great start in 2015 in the lead off role for the Crusaders. She has a .455 batting average, .667 slg % and a .455 ob%.
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2015 Roster    

#13 Kassie Brown....................Indiana State University '17.................Mt Zion, Illinois

#12 Jorgi Calombaris...............Valparaiso University '17......................Frankfort, Illinois

#7 Taylor Carter....................East Tennesse University '17................Brazil, Indiana

#8 Mary Connolly….................DePaul University ’15………...............Winfield, Illinois  

#34 Caitlyn Daly.....................Illinois State University '18....................Downers Grove, Illinois

#31 Jordan de los Reyes........Illinois State University '17...................Moline, Illinois

#3 Kasey Gibson..................Lipscomb University '17.....................Churubusco, Indiana

#1 Jhavon Hamilton...............Illinois State University '13....................Joliet, Illinois

#30 Rachel Houck..................Ball State University '17.......................Greenfield, Indiana

  #42 Jackie Kisman.................Oakland University '15.........................Lakewood, Illinois

#29 Gena Lenti .......................DePaul University '16..........................Chicago, Illinois

#16 Amber Logemann.............Miami Unversity of Ohio '16..................Earlham, Iowa

#20 Kelsey Marlow..............Western Illinois University '18..............Terre Haute, Indiana  

#15 Jenna Marsalli..................UIC '14...............................................Naperville, Illinois

#28 Nicole Pihl.......................DePaul University '17...........................Marseilles, Illinois

#55 Kaitlyn Ranieri.................Valparaiso University '16.......................Schererville, Indiana

#35 Brook Riemenschneider....Indiana State University '17....................Chatham, Illinois

Nicole Steinbach..............Ball State University '16.........................Merrillville, Indiana

#10 Riley Strandgard..............Illinois State University '18......................Sherrard, Illinois

Kimmy Sullivan..................University of Notre Dame '17....................Greenwood, Indiana  

#5 Carolyn Wilmes...............Ball State University '18........................Evansville, Indiana

Coaching Staff

Head Coach and Team Founder - Bob Zivic - PH 219-688-2223

Co-Head Coach - Jenna Marsalli - UIC Flames '14

Asst Coaches - Dave Wilson and Kirk Piehl

Website Editor - Dave Wilson - dhwilson99@gmail.com


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Exhibition 
Slammers vs Chicago Bandits
The Ballpark at Rosemont, IL
May 25, 2014
 
 Top: Mellisa Preish - Coryn Schmit - * Kirsten Verdun -Jenna Marsalli - Courtney Heeley - * Natalie Hernandez - Brittany Gardner - Jhavon Hamilton
Bottom: Brooke Riemenschneider - Alex Wyss - Jackie Kisman - Kelsey Jones - Taylor Lockwood - Sammy Marshall
Bat Girls: Natalie Otero and Layla Koritko
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NEWS: Congratulations to Natalie and Kirsten!
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Friday, June 19
6-6-15 BlmHeartsTny



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